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Netflix’s Horror-Movie Lineup for June

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As the summer approaches, it’s time to dig in on some horror flicks and Netflix has a host of new movies, and series, that are slated to arrive in June.

Here is the lineup:

June 1st

The Boy: A young American named Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny for an 8-year-old boy in a remote English village. To her surprise, Greta learns that the child of her new employers is a life-size doll. They care for the doll as if it was human, which helps the couple to cope with the death of their own son 20 years earlier. When Greta violates a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring her worst fears to life, leading her to believe that the doll is alive.

The Covenant: In the 17th century, five families with supernatural powers make a pact of silence. Eventually, one power-hungry family is banished. The descendants of those four remaining families are heirs to tremendous power. Known as the Sons of Ipswich, the boys attend elite Spencer Academy. When a student there is found dead after a party, unraveling secrets threaten to shatter the pact that has protected the boys’ families for centuries.

June 8th

The Hollow | Netflix Original: Three teens join forces to find a way home after waking up in a bizarre world filled with mysterious portals, odd characters and vicious beasts.

June 22nd

Us and Them (Netflix Original): Jack Roth stars as “an ordinary working-class kid who is tired of the rough deal he faces. His plan? To start a revolution by streaming attacks against the one percent on the web. His goal? To terrify the elite into bringing about chance. His plan spirals out of control when he holds a banker and his family hostage and forces them to gamble for their lives.”

June 30th

Mohawk: After one member of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing deep into the woods they call home, Oak and Calvin, along with their British companion Joshua, must now fight back against the bloodthirsty Col. Holt and his soldiers. They must use every resource that the forest can offer.

Here is the trailer:

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Netflix’s ‘Haunted’ Features Real People Telling Personal Horror Stories

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Netflix is preparing for the release of ‘Haunted’ which features a first hand account of some very scary encounters with the paranormal, and ahead of it’s premier on the streaming service on October 19th, Netflix has dropped the following trailer.

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Netflix Releases New Clip for ‘Malevolent’

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This Friday will mark the premier of a number of horror movies, so you better catch up on your sleep as there will be a lot on your horror movie plate this weekend, and Netflix has released a brand new clip of their flick ‘Malevolent’ which drops October 5th.

Per the synopsis:

“Brother and sister team Angela (Pugh) and Jackson (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) are nothing more than scam artists. Preying on the grief-stricken and the vulnerable, they convince the bereaved that Angela has the ability to contact the dead. It’s a simple con, until Mrs. Green (Celia Imrie) summons the pair to her home — the orphanage that was once stage to a string of murders of young girls — and Angela grows less and less certain of what’s actually real. The fake paranormal investigators suffer the ultimate reality check when they are confronted by the true horrors and terrifying past that lie hidden within the haunted orphanage.”

A brand new clip has arrived, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting, which you can see below.

 

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REVIEW: Hold the Dark

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Netflix’s ‘Hold the Dark’ is not your traditional horror movie, but the undertone of Dustin Garneau’s movie starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, James Badge Dale, and Riley Keough is of a dreadful, dark, sinister secret that holds a town within it’s grasp.

The majestic Alaskan landscapes are speckled with a horror that seems, at first glance, attributed to wolves, who we are led to believe are preying on young children who steer too far into the woods.

The synopsis says, “Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for the wolves that killed three children, a wolf expert soon finds himself unravelling a harrowing mystery.”

The story centers on wolf expert Russell Core (Wright) who answers a call up to the Alaskan wilderness by grieving mother Medora Sloane (Keough) to hunt down the wolves that she believes are responsible for the death of her son.

A twist turns her husband, Vernon, who just returned from a tour in Iraq, into a revenge-thirsty hunter who goes to a dark place to hunt down and kill who is responsible for his son’s death.

The movie has a lot of surprises hidden in it’s slow, methodical pace, and includes betrayal, a massacre, shootouts, murder, incest, and the reuniting of long-lost family members.

While Hold the Dark’s plot is interesting, and the acting is strong, the movie’s dull pace slows down any momentum the plot builds with it’s endless twists, turns, and wrinkles. All in all, it’s a solid movie, but one that can lose a viewer with it’s pacing.

If you’re wide awake, then this movie is worth it, otherwise the slow pace may lull you to sleep before you get to the meaty parts of the film’s plot.

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While Hold the Dark's plot is interesting, and the acting is strong, the movie's dull pace slows down any momentum the plot builds with it's endless twists, turns, and wrinkles. All in all, it's a solid movie, but one that can lose a viewer with it's pacing.
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